How to Use the Phrasal Verb DROP OUT
[drops out; dropped out; dropped out; dropping out]
If you decide to drop out of school, university, a competition or an activity, you leave it without finishing what you started. So we can say,
“She decided to drop out of university to travel for a while.”
“A lot of students dropped out because they weren’t enjoying the course.”
Drop out of something → “He dropped out of college.”
School, college, university, the course, the race, the competition.
A dropout is a person who has left school or university without finishing their studies. It’s a noun derived from the phrasal verb.
“Bill Gates, the richest man on the planet, is a college dropout.”
Dropout can also be used as an adjective.
“There is a high dropout rate from some college courses.”